Young people sharing faith, hope and love in Milton Keynes...


Hope MK started as an annual youth event back in October 2013, it was set up by a small group of local youth workers who were inspired by other events like The Noise, Beyond Belief and Hope’s national mission campaign.  The event was set up under the banner of Hope, which is a national Christian mission movement to help give us an identity and credibility.  Our vision has always been about empowering young people for local mission, providing an opportunity for them to grow their Christian faith, be inspired and unite together.


Who's making HOPE MK happen?

Hope MK is run by a core team of people, who are released from their youth/mission roles at their churches or organisations so that they can organise and coordinate the October event each year.  Bridgebuilder Trust has been a key partner from the beginning, and Scripture Union joined as a key partner in year 2.  New Life Church, and Loughton Baptist Church also release key staff members to enable the event to happen.

Local churches and organisations are a vital part of the event too, either through faithfully hosting projects for us, sending volunteers, sending young people or donating funds.  Many denominations of churches get involved and it’s a great united event involving Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, Baptist, Newfrontiers as well as other or non-denominational churches.

We have received funding or gifts in kind from many local churches and organisations.  The following churches/organisations have hosted projects and/or contributed finances or gifts in kind:

Broughton Trust | Scripture Union | Bridgebuilder Trust | Pulse Youth Ministry | MK Mission Partnership | New Life Church | St Mary’s Bletchley | Loughton Baptist church | Our Lady of Lourdes RC church | Spurgeon Baptist church | St. Augustines RC church | St Mary’s Wavendon | Woughton Community Council | Milton Keynes Chinese Christian Church | Great Linford Parish Council | Christ the Cornerstone RC congregation | School of Supernatural Life | Langland Community School | Make Lunch MK | St Marks MK | MK Food Bank | Church Without Walls | Chinese Overseas Christian Mission | Whaddon Way Church | World Vision | Milton Keynes Christian Centre | The Radcliffe School | Milton Keynes Hospital Chaplaincy | Christ Church Stantonbury | Shenley Christian Fellowship | Stony Stratford Community Church | Northampton Catholic Diocese | Newport Pagnell Baptist Church | Salvation Army Conniburrow | Holy Trinity Wolverton | and more!



HOPE MK Core team


Becky Lawrence

Secondary Schools Worker part-time at Bridgebuilder Trust, also part-time Youth and Childrens’ worker at St Marks MK. Becky chairs the Hope MK team and enjoys overseeing all the organising, getting to use her creativity and hosting the event.




Mission Partner Coordinator at Scripture Union, also a part of Loughton Baptist Church. Bex has a talent for organising and details. Having led a project last year, Bex was keen to add her insights to the core team to help the projects and event run smoothly.


Marco Loxley

Runs Pulse Youth Ministry as Director of their youth cafes and youth outreach. Marco enjoys overseeing the last night celebration, running the social media, organising the hoodies and t-shirts and choosing items for the goody bags!


Carol Wheatle

Schools worker and Team leader at Bridgebuilder Trust. Carol joined the core team in February 2019, after being part of the event as a volunteer Youth Team Leader in October 2018.

Steve Murrill

Evangelism Leader at New Life Church and a trained accountant. Steve enjoys using his gifts by working on all the numbers, managing the finances and overseeing the evangelistic projects and the training for those teams.


Simon Barker

Regional Team Leader at Scripture Union, also a part of Olney Baptist Church. Simon enjoys organising getting everyone from a to b by planning all the transport and helping encourage team leaders and project hosts.